City World Radio Network is an International radio broadcast network, broadcasting at 44.1 hKz in High-definition over the internet on proprietary high-speed digital servers.
CWRN was started by John Anello Jr, a musician and lawyer, and the owner of Cexton Records, an audio phone jazz CD label. Anello would buy expensive time on on-air radio stations and broadcast his radio show. Realizing the cost was prohibitive and technology had made it possible to broadcast live audio over the internet in real time, he started CWRN, one of the first 24/7 full-time radio stations to broadcast original content exclusively on the net.
Knowing that there were many others who dreamed of broadcasting but could never afford commercial radio costs, he invited several people to host their own show on his network and to broadcast their own shows.
Starting with only four broadcasters, City World Radio Network couldn’t afford a formal studio and began in a restaurant. City World Radio network has grown to a full network of broadcasters who write, host, and produce their shows at the CWRN studio in the financial district of NYC.
As the station grew, it added many listeners from around the USA, and 44 other countries who listened in regularly to the broadcasts. Anello created an archive to record and preserve all shows, making them available to anyone On-Demand. Agreements were also forged with other networks who rebroadcast the CWRN content, and also with Tunein.com, which streams all CWRN content live on smart phones. A broadcast studio was obtained to produce and broadcast 24/7 content from CWRN.
CWRN continues to grow and flourish, with many new broadcasters, new shows, and new content as it undergoes rebranding.